In absence of a competitive democratic system Islamic militancy is beginning to thrive, commented Lisa Curtis a senior research fellow of the Heritage Foundation and an expert on South Asian affairs... More
Bangladesh parliament is hosting the 136th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organisation of parliaments, on 1-5April. Speakers, deputy speakers, parliament members and representatives from 130 countries are expected to... More
Sri Lanka this Friday (17 March) made its strongest effort to woo interest from Hong Kong-based companies, fund managers and investors, highlighting recent macroeconomic progress as well as measures to boost... More
Nearly 200 foreign delegates are scheduled to attend the first-ever Finance Asia-organised and multi-stakeholder-supported Sri Lanka Investor Summit in Hong Kong today (16 March) at the iconic Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Organisers said as... More
It is not a counter narrative, but an alternative narrative that is required to counter violent extremism. The government must formulate polices for counter radicalisation. The law enforcement must understand the... More
Scholars at a roundtable discussion in Islamabad sharply certified India for their attempts to hegemonise SAARC by isolating Pakistan. This was the unanimous view of the experts at the one-day roundtable... More
A two-day SAARC Law Conclave session concluded on Sunday evening at the Indian Institute of Legal Studies in Dagapur Siliguri, India. The issues discussed at the session were- improved connectivity between... More
The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member countries will be held in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad from 26 to 28 Feb this year.
‘Connectivity for Regional Prosperity’ is the theme... More
It was late in the afternoon that we reached Guwahati on 27 January, a beautiful sunny day. The winter chill hadn’t quite set in. It was festive season in Assam, being... More
A high-level conference of E-9, a forum of nine high-population countries, began here Sunday to discuss policies necessary for the member states to achieve the United Nations' education-related "Sustainable Development Goal-4".... More
With a target to attract over $1 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Nepal Investment Summit to be held on March 2-3 in Kathmandu.
The Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) and... More
A recent briefing looking at China’s One Belt One Road strategy and Myanmar opportunities was held at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon.
The Briefing was well attended, with over 100 attendees... More
The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be held in Sri Lanka, coinciding with Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day Celebration.
The WEF brings together the world’s top political leaders and financiers... More
A total of 23 rivers in Bangladesh have died due to upstream withdrawal of waters. Water security has further been threatened by the impact of climate change. Ground water levels have... More
The first edition of One Belt One Road Nepal Conference 2017 concluded with 8-point declaration here in Kathmandu on Thursday.
One Belt One Road (OBOR), also known as Belt and Road initiative,... More
Reaffirming Nepal’s unwavering commitment to one-China policy, leaders of political parties have stress on the need to have a closer look at its northern neighbour.
Leaders of CPN-UNL, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, and... More
The second Global Consultation on Migration Health (GCMH) will be held in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, from February 21-23 to address the issues of all migrant categories and the... More
Leading bankers, economists and experts suggested at SAARC Finance seminar a combined move for tightening any loopholes in anti-money laundering compliances and cyber-security mechanisms to fortify financial flows.
They also called upon... More
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP)-facilitated Framework for Cooperation Conference kicked off in capital Kabul on Wednesday.
Over 400 civil society, media and government representatives from... More
Over the last 30 years the People's Republic of China (PRC) with its indigenous model of economic development has turned into one of the most influential global powers. In light of... More
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while addressing a seminar on “Trans-Himalayan Cooperation beyond Trilateral Discourse”, said that the trans-Himalayan cooperation could be a platform for trilateral collaboration among Nepal, India and China.